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Hurricanes' 2008-09 Regular Season Schedule Released

Carolina opens season Oct. 10 at RBC Center against Florida

Thursday, 07.17.2008 / 11:58 AM ET / News
By Ken Preston
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RALEIGH, NC
— The National Hockey League today released the 2008-09 regular-season schedules for its 30 member clubs. The Carolina Hurricanes’ 82-game regular-season campaign begins on Friday, Oct. 10, at the RBC Center against Southeast Division rivals, the Florida Panthers. Following an Oct. 11 game at Tampa Bay, the Hurricanes will return to Raleigh on Oct. 13 to host the 2008 Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings before embarking on a season-long, six-game road swing.

The Hurricanes begin the season’s second month with a 3 p.m. matinee against their 2006 Stanley Cup Final opponent, the Edmonton Oilers at the RBC Center on Saturday, Nov. 1. The Toronto Maple Leafs visit Raleigh the following day for the first of five Sunday home games in November for Carolina. Wednesday, Nov. 12, will mark the first of three 2008-09 visits to Raleigh for last season’s Hart Trophy-winner Alex Ovechkin, and the 2007-08 Southeast Division champion Washington Capitals.

The team’s December schedule begins on Thursday, Dec. 4, as Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins pay their first of two visits to the RBC Center. The Hurricanes’ seven December home games include match-ups against Philadelphia, Montreal and Boston, and will conclude with the team’s traditional New Year’s Eve game, this season against division rival Atlanta.

As the calendar flips to January, the Hurricanes will face their eighth of 14 back-to-back sets with a Jan. 2 home game against St. Louis and a Jan. 3 road game at Tampa Bay. Carolina will then play home games against New Jersey on Jan. 6 and Toronto on Jan. 15 before a three-game road trip leads the team into the All-Star break.

February begins with Carolina visiting Western Conference foes Vancouver, San Jose and Phoenix, before beginning its six-game home schedule for the month. The Columbus Blue Jackets and Colorado Avalanche are among February’s RBC Center visitors, as are the Buffalo Sabres, who pay their first 2008-09 visit to Raleigh on Thursday, Feb. 26.

The Hurricanes will play five of their first seven games in March on the road before beginning an 11-game end-of-season stretch run that includes eight home games. The New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, Washington Capitals, Ottawa Senators, New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins will visit the RBC Center between March 18 and April 7, before the Buffalo Sabres arrive for Carolina’s final regular-season home game on Thursday, April 9. The Hurricanes will finish the season with a 1 p.m. matinee on Saturday, April 11 at New Jersey.

The Hurricanes’ 2008-09 schedule is attached to this release. For the complete 2008-09 NHL schedule, and for individual teams’ schedules in varying formats, please visit http://media.nhl.com. Any media not currently registered for http://media.nhl.com are encouraged to register to receive the latest news from the NHL.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 53 40 9 4 175 120 84
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 54 31 18 5 153 135 67
4 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
5 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
6 BOS 54 29 19 6 159 148 64
7 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
8 PIT 53 27 19 7 138 135 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 PHI 53 24 20 9 127 138 57
12 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
15 BUF 55 21 28 6 125 151 48
16 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 54 15 19 -13 34
J. Skinner 54 19 12 -3 31
V. Rask 52 12 19 0 31
J. Staal 54 12 19 8 31
K. Versteeg 53 10 21 1 31
E. Staal 54 9 21 0 30
E. Lindholm 54 8 16 -9 24
A. Nestrasil 47 7 12 0 19
J. Nordstrom 43 5 9 2 14
R. Hainsey 54 3 11 -11 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 15 11 6 .908 2.38
E. Lack 9 10 3 .901 2.74
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